Oksana Leukhina is a research officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her research interests include growth, labor and demographic economics. She joined the St. Louis Fed in 2017. Read more about the author and her research.
First-time college enrollment declined significantly in 2020—a stark contrast with what traditionally happens during recessions.
An increase in household activities—including child care and cooking—between January and April coincides with job losses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Students at high-quality colleges have had rising graduation rates and incomes over time. Increased sorting between students and colleges may help explain these gains.